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tail Tweet Definition of tail Like Definition of tail on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The caudal appendage of an animal that is attached to its posterior and near the anus.
  2. The tail-end of a creature (buttocks, even if tailless) or object, e.g. the rear of an aircraft's fuselage, containing the tailfin.
When a grumpy client of the frat's annual carwash complained the of his menure-soiled tractor wasn't completely cleaned, the poor pledges had to drop trou and bend over to get their own tails paddled in public
  1. An object or part thereof resembling a tail in shape, such as the thongs on a cat-o'-nine-tails or other multi-tail whip.
  2. Specifically, the visible stream of dust and gases blown from a comet by the solar wind.
  3. The latter part of a time period or event, or (collectively) persons or objects represented in this part.
  4. (statistics) The part of a distribution most distant from the mode; as, a long tail.
  5. One who surreptitiously follows another.
  6. (Cricket) The last four or five batsman, batsmen in the batting order, usually specialist bowlers.
  7. (Typography) The lower loop of the letters g, q, and y in the roman alphabet.
  8. (especially, in plural) The side of a coin not bearing the head; the reverse.
  9. (slang) male member of a person animal.
''After the burly macho nudists' polar bear dip, their tails were spectacularly shrunk, so they looked like an immature kid's innocent
  1. (slang) sexual intercourse, Sexual intercourse.
verb
  1. (transitive) To surreptitiously follow and observe.
thumbnail Tweet Definition of thumbnail Like Definition of thumbnail on Facebook
noun
  1. The fingernail on the thumb.
  2. A rough sketch.
  3. A small picture (e.g. the size of ones thumbnail), used as a compact representation of a larger image.
tint Tweet Definition of tint Like Definition of tint on Facebook
noun
  1. A slight coloring.
  2. A pale or faint tinge of any color; especially, a variation of a color obtained by adding white (contrast shade}.
  3. A color considered with reference to other very similar colors; as, red and blue are different colors, but two shades of scarlet are different tints.
  4. A shaded effect produced by the juxtaposition of many fine parallel lines.
verb (tints, tinting, tinted, tinted)
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To shade, to color.
tip Tweet Definition of tip Like Definition of tip on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) In the sense of gratuity, originally a small amount of beverage (i.e. tipple) left in a glass for the bartender.
  2. A small amount of money left for a bartender, waiter, taxi driver or other servant as a token of appreciation.
  3. A small amount of information (see hint, clue).
  4. The point of something; e.g. the sharp end of a pencil.
  5. An area or a place for dumping something, such as rubbish or refuse, as from a mine; a heap (see tipple).
verb (tipp, ing)
  1. To inform police or investigators of a potential clue.
  2. To inform a trader of inside information regarding a company"s performance.
  3. To cause something to lean to a side, as tipping a sailboat over.
  4. To throw out, as in rubbish or trash.
title Tweet Definition of title Like Definition of title on Facebook
noun
  1. A prefix or suffix added to a person's name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification.
  2. Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.
  3. The name of a book, film, musical piece, etc.
  4. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
  5. A division of an act of Congress or Parliament (e.g. Title II of the USA PATRIOT Act)
verb (titl, ing)
  1. The act of assigning someone or something a title.
title page Tweet Definition of title page Like Definition of title page on Facebook
noun
  1. the page, near the front of a book, that gives its title and, normally, its author and publisher
tympan Tweet Definition of tympan Like Definition of tympan on Facebook
noun
  1. a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed
  1. (musici) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end
  2. (architecture) a tympanum
type Tweet Definition of type Like Definition of type on Facebook
noun
  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  3. A block of metal or wood having a raised letter or character on its surface used for printing; also, a set of such blocks.
  4. (biology). An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group: the type of a genus, family, etc.
  5. (theology): an event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly Old Testament events linked to Christian times.
  6. (comptheory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.
verb (typ, ing)
  1. To put text on paper using a typewriter.
  2. To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
  3. To determine the blood type.
The doctor ordered the lab to the patient for a blood transfusion.
typeface Tweet Definition of typeface Like Definition of typeface on Facebook
noun
  1. A font, or a group thereof.
  2. Generally, the manner in which a document is typeset.
typesetter Tweet Definition of typesetter Like Definition of typesetter on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who sets type. Formerly an employee in a printshop who manually selected pieces of moveable type and assembled them for printing.
typesetting Tweet Definition of typesetting Like Definition of typesetting on Facebook
noun
  1. the setting or composition of written material into type
typewrite Tweet Definition of typewrite Like Definition of typewrite on Facebook
verb (typewrites, typewriting, typewrote, typewritten)
  1. (transitive, or, intransitive) To type using a typewriter.
    • 1925, William Frederick Book, Learning to Typewrite: With a Discussion of the Psychology and Pedagogy of Skill, The Gregg pub. co.,
    • :These facts are set forth for learning to in Part II of this book.
    • 1935, New Jersey Secondary School Teachers' Association, Lord Dufferin School. Old Boys Association, Yearbook, page 215,
    • :IF THE businessman discovers that his new office worker cannot spell, , compute percentage or punctuate properly, he is immediately confronted with a series of in-training problems.
    • 1944, Robert Luther Duffus, The Innocents at Cedro: A Memoir of Thorsein Veblen and Some Others, The Macmillan company, page 71,
    • :I began to copy letters for him, and I have never been long free from the typewriter since.
    • 1994, Kas Mazurek and Margret A. Winzer, Comparative Studies in Special Education, Gallaudet University Press, page 193,
    • :Third, a major barrier for blind and physically handicapped children is removed by permitting them to their answers during public examinations.
typewriter Tweet Definition of typewriter Like Definition of typewriter on Facebook
noun
  1. A device, at least partially mechanical, used to print text by pressing keys that cause type to be impressed through an inked ribbon onto paper.
  2. One who uses a typewriter; a typist.
typewriting Tweet Definition of typewriting Like Definition of typewriting on Facebook
noun
  1. the act, or the skill, of using a typewriter
  2. the material produced by a typewriter; typescript
verb
  1. (present participle of, typewrite)
typographic Tweet Definition of typographic Like Definition of typographic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Typographical.
typographical error Tweet Definition of typographical error Like Definition of typographical error on Facebook
noun
  1. A mistake made during the process of typing, especially one caused by a slip of the fingers resulting in the placement of a letter laying adjacent to the correct one into a word; often shortened to typo.
typography Tweet Definition of typography Like Definition of typography on Facebook
noun
  1. the art and technique of arrange, arranging and formatting text

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